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Old 01-23-2019, 12:34 AM
 
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I happened to stumble across some info online stating the lifetime of gas permeable contact lens is 2 years. I've been wearing mine for 19 years... yes nineteen years. I don't wear them all day any more since I quit working 4.5 years ago, but I do wear them about 5 hours each day, longer if I'm doing something besides my normal routine.
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Old 01-23-2019, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Does this mean you haven't had an eye exam in 20 years? I'd be concerned that the lenses you're wearing are the wrong prescription at best, and may be scratched, old and possible damaging your eyes at worst.
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:31 PM
 
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I had one eye exam about twelve years ago. The optometrist talked me into trying bifocal contact lens. I wore them for about one month until I broke one in half. IMHO they were horrible. They were thicker than normal lens and also caused halos when looking into bright lights. I went back to my old lens and still wear them.

I'm not concerned about the prescription because I can see well with them. I've also had the same glasses for years. I can't even remember when I bought them. There are no visible scratches on the lens and I take very good care of them, including enzymatic cleansing.

It just seems bogus to me that docs insinuate the lens wear out in two years, when in fact, they do not. I got them while living in London, replacing a pair because I had lost one. I had been wearing that pair about five years and the staff there were celebrating the len's durability. So much different than what the industry tells us in the US.
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Old Yesterday, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Maybe three? I haven't worn contacts in years.
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Old Today, 07:06 AM
 
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I've been wearing gas perms for about 35 years. I get a new pair every 2 or 3 years, as they seem to get scratched from handling or the plastic case.
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